“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Stan and Keltie Masters
Keltie Masters
Stan Masters


A love of nature has been a part of both Stan and Keltie for as long as they can remember. As a young girl actively involved with the Girl Guides, Keltie’s passion for nature deepened as she experienced a variety of outdoor adventures. Later in life she discovered her passion for teaching the importance of preserving and sharing memories as a scrapbook instructor.  Today her passion continues with the various classes and meaningful workshops and retreats that she offers at their Back to Nature Retreat.

For Stan, having worked in the Alberta oilfield for over 37 years, the outdoors was his office. With nature all around him, he experienced amazing sights that others could only imagine.  It wasn’t until later in life that he found his passion for wildlife photography, and now spends endless hours not only capturing amazing images, but also learning about the delicate balance between mankind and nature.

Keltie and Stan have combined their passions to bring you exceptional photography and wildlife experiences.

“As freelance nature and wildlife photographers, Back to Nature Photography’s purpose is to share the beauty of nature through our lenses and to inspire others to ‘get back to nature’.  We offer private 1-on-1 classes, small group classes, photo tours, workshops and retreats.  We enjoy working with you and your camera hands-on to help you master the basics and have fun with your camera. Be sure to check back for upcoming photography opportunities, whether it’s Getting to Know your Camera, learning how to photograph birds or capturing images of the 40+ wildflowers that bloom at Back to Nature Retreat! At Back to Nature Photography, our mission is to ‘give back to nature.’   We are proud to donate a portion of our proceeds from the sales of our prints, canvases, cards and calendars to the conservation and preservation of wildlife.  We believe “every effort makes a difference.” At Back to Nature Photography we are proud supporters of:

The Cochrane Ecological Institute

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre

Bear Smart Society

Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

So call us today to book an opportunity to get “Back to Nature” with your camera, and if you’re looking for a gift for that special person, be sure to check out our shopping links www.backtonaturephotography.com/shop or make an appointment to visit our Crooked Tree Gallery to shop in person for a variety of prints and cards. We look forward to helping you get ‘Back to Nature!’ “

Stan and Keltie Masters

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